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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Richard Hagstrom in "Word Processor of the Gods"?
(a) None of the answers is correct.
(b) The protagonist.
(c) A minor character.
(d) The antagonist.

2. Where is "The Wedding Gig" set?
(a) Macademia, IN.
(b) Biloxi, MS.
(c) Branson, MO.
(d) Morgan, IL

3. Who has passed away in "The Monkey," prompting family members to clean the home?
(a) The grandmother.
(b) The aunt.
(c) The uncle.
(d) The grandfather.

4. What does Curt begin to discuss with the poster in his room?
(a) His own version of the Cain and Able story.
(b) Why the world would be better if ruled by women.
(c) The good and bad points of wrestling.
(d) His thoughts on a script for a movie.

5. What does Randy do when LaVerne is attacked?
(a) He tries to save her.
(b) He tries to burn LaVerne's attacker.
(c) He pushes her over the edge.
(d) He just watches.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mrs. Carmody suggest to rectify the situation with the fog?

2. Who is Seth to Richard Hagstrom?

3. How much does Mike Scollay offer to pay the band?

4. Who takes the gas first in "The Jaunt"?

5. What does Maureen do after the confrontation between Mike and the Greek?

Short Essay Questions

1. Stephen King is apparently trying to make his reader think when reading "The Jaunt." Do you think King wrote this story with that challenge in mind, or do you think he wrote it for pure entertainment?

2. What seems to be the catalyst for Curt's break in sanity?

3. What is the significance of the "Execute" button on the word processor, and how does Richard feel when looking at that button for the first time?

4. In what format is "Paranoid: A Chant" written, and what significance does it lend to the story?

5. What is the purpose of King's use of a "Wouldn't it be funny if . . . ?" beginning to his short stories? What do you think this method adds to or detracts from his stories?

6. In "The Jaunt," Mark's family is destroyed by Mark's own deception. Given the reasons for his deception, do you think he was justified in his actions.

7. Homer compares Mrs. Todd to several goddesses. What is the purpose of this comparison?

8. "Word Processor of the Gods" could fit into several different genres. Which genre do you think it fits into best and why?

9. In "Paranoid: A Chant," there are several instances in which the narrator is showing how obviously disturbed he is. Give one such example and tell why you think that example fits.

10. Compare/contrast the two rooms in the PAT. Why do you think they are so drastically different?

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